Chris Combs's artworks respond to pressing themes of surveillance, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic failure—and to the viewer, using facial recognition and motion sensing.
He employs a wide range of practices to create circuit boards, software, and enclosures for interactive and time-based wood, metal, and found-object sculptures, which both embrace and question technology. Their custom circuitry is engineered by the artist and hand-soldered with millimeter-scale components.
Chris Combs's sculptures address changes in our built technology environment—changes which often occur before we understand their implications. His artwork makes these macro-scale changes tangible, letting us consider them anew.